Classes and Categories

The Classes and Categories for the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards have been updated this year.

In choosing your option, the first major distinction is between Publications and Content Items.

Publications will be judged as a whole, based on the judging criteria. For example, if a magazine were submitted in the Publications: Written Publications class, judges would consider the design, layout, copywriting and graphics of the entire issue.

Content Items will be judged on their own merit, distinct from the publication in which they appeared. For example, if a magazine article were submitted in the Content Items: Writing for Publication class, judges would consider the content of the article without regard to design, photography or other articles in the magazine.

Use the chart below to give you ideas. When you fill out the entry form, it will help you drill down to the right Class and Category.

Publications

  • Written Publications: Publications that are primarily intended to be read or viewed.
    • Periodicals: Works that are published on a recurring and regular basis. Any of these may be entered as a series or as a single publication.
      • Blogs
      • Newsletters
      • Magazines
      • Newspapers
    • Other Publications
      • Books
        • Nonfiction (adult, youth, or children)
        • Fiction (adult, youth, or children)
      • Websites. Submit URL of the site. It will be viewed during the months of Jan-Feb prior to the awards ceremony.
  • Audio-Visual Publications: Works that are primarly intended to be heard and/or watched.
    • Periodical A/V Broadcasts: Works or portions of works that are broadcast on a recurring and regular basis. Any of these may be entered as i) a series, ii) a single program/episode, or iii) a segment for inclusion in a longer broadcast.
      • News
        • Radio, including Over-the-Air, Satellite, and Cable transmissions (national, or regional/local)
        • Web Radio, Internet-only, audio-only transmissions
        • TV, including Over-the-Air, Satellite and Cable transmissions (national, or regional/local)
        • Webcasts, Internet-only audio-visual transmissions
      • Feature, or other Non-News
        • Radio, including Over-the-Air, Satellite, and Cable transmissions (national, or regional/local)
        • Web Radio, Internet-only, audio-only transmissions
        • TV, including Over-the-Air, Satellite and Cable transmissions (national, or regional/local)
        • Webcasts, Internet-only audio-visual transmissions
    • Other A/V Productions. Any of these may be entered as a series or a single work.
      • Audio, Commercial or PSA
      • Video
        • Commercial or PSA
        • Promotional/Informational
        • Entertainment/Inspirational
        • Documentary/Educational
      • Podcasts (series or single episode)
      • Vlogs (series or single entry)
      • Webinars (series or single webinar)

Content Items

  • Writing for Periodicals. Submissions may be for i) a single story/article, or ii) a series of planned stories/articles with a common theme or purpose and by the same author(s).
    • Newspaper or Magazine News
    • Newspaper Feature
    • Magazine Article
  • Specialized Writing:
    • Editorial: an article published as the official expression of a periodical’s opinion.
    • Broadcast Script, written for audio or video
    • Non-broadcast Script, for audio or video. Includes writing for PowerPoint presentations.
    • Technical Writing, including such items as manuals, instructions, signage, terms of service, etc.
  • Art. Submissions may be for i) a single work, or ii) a series of planned works with a common theme or purpose and by the same author(s).
    • Photography
      • Single image, produced for publication, display, or audiovisual use. Submit published version.
      • Series of images with a common theme or purpose, produced for publication, display, or audiovisual use. Submit published version.
    • Videography
      • Single video work produced for publication
      • Series of video works with a common theme or purpose, produced for publication, display, or audiovisual use. Submit published version.
    • Illustration
      • Illustration for all or part of a single article, story or other production
      • Illustration for the cover or featured portion of a publication
    • Other
      • Logos and branding
      • Non-publication packaging design. Such work as designed for CD/DVD covers, boxes and various containers.